Wedding Silhouettes Photography Tips

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Silhouettes bring in an element of romance. There is something really mystical about subjects captured as silhouettes. Weddings ring in romance and for the wedding photographer, there are a plethora of photographing opportunities spurring around. As the entire photo-shoot is planned, a wedding photographer cannot deny the opportunity of capturing the couple on the big day with the silhouette effect. It would just give in that extra dramatic and romantic effect and something, which would stay for, times to come. Here are a few tips for the wedding silhouette photography:

Wedding Silhouettes Photography Tips:


1. Plan the photo-shoot
Weddings need detailed planning for a smooth experience on the big day. Once you come to know details, make detailed plans about the photo-shoot. The wedding venue, timings all matter. Especially if the weddings are post late afternoon you could plan for silhouette photography. Research on the timings of dusk and try and also explore the venue to finalize on whether you wish to venture into silhouettes for the wedding couple. The effects are so romantic that you would wish to plan and indulge.

2. Explore backdrops
Try and explore backdrops, which will enhance silhouettes. Explore the wedding venue and select backdrops, which would not be cluttered. The dusk with the scarlet sunset and your subjects against this backdrop would make some perfect shots. Keep an open eye and you will find some good photographing opportunities.

3. Subjects should be distinct
Silhouettes are magical when the subjects are distinctly captured. As you explore backdrops, keep in mind that the heart of silhouettes on the big day is the couple and they should be obviously visible in your captures. Direct the couple for poses which would bring out the best in silhouettes. Try and keep the movement slow to capture effectively.

4. Turn off flash, use Rim lighting
It is best to turn off flash while capturing your subjects. For the silhouettes it is necessary that the background is well lit, turning off the flash would help getting that perfect silhouette effect. You could also try using rim lighting would give a nice glow to the outline of the subjects.

5. Maximize depth of field
Maximizing depth of field will bring in sharper images. Use a small aperture and choose a wide angle subjects with perfect clarity.

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